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The Exhausted but Jubilant Team Files Off the Field
After the longest first quarter in American football history, the Eagles ended the first half with a total of 38 points to the Raiders’ 3, giving the bench some much needed reps as they went into the second half. The Eagles were able to score again in the 3rd quarter, bringing them to 45 where the Raiders continued to struggle scoring only 18 points total in the game.
Photos by Ben Barber

Eagles Dump Raiders 45-18

By Ben Barber
Posted: 9/25/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The El Camino Eagles wrapped up their fourth game of the season last Friday night versus the River City Raiders. Coming off a big win versus Valley High School the week before, the Eagles came home for their second game of the season on their brand new field. The Eagles came strong right out of the gate, scoring their first touchdown on only the second offensive play, a rush of 40 yards by Said Webster. The defense was then able to hold the Raiders to a three and out series where the offense again took over and controlled the ball for seven plays before kicker Kevin Loheit was able to crush a field goal in from the nine yard line.

Maleek Stewart of the Eagles had a total of 8 carries for 158 yards averaging 19.8 yards a carry, a feat that can hardly go unnoticed without a nod to the offensive line which kept quarterback Kamani Elam from getting sacked the entire game. After the longest first quarter in American football history, the Eagles ended the first half with a total of 38 points to the Raiders’ 3, giving the bench some much needed reps as they went into the second half. The Eagles were able to score again in the 3rd quarter, bringing them to 45 where the Raiders continued to struggle scoring only 18 points total in the game.

Kamani Elam Prepares the Long Pass
QB Kamani Elam throws for a 59 yard TD Pass

Next week the Eagles travel to American Canyon High School which looks to break out of their 2-2 record against an El Camino team that continues to gain steam. They then travel to Vista Del Lago, a formidable opponent which they met in the playoffs back in 2012. If the Eagles can hold their ground on the road these next two weeks, their hopes for the playoffs could become a reality.


El Camino Team Runs With the Ball Against Rosemont
Photo by Ben Barber

El Camino Eagles Win on the Road

By Ben Barber
Posted: 9/4/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The El Camino Eagles headed on the road for their first official game of the season at Rosemont High School. With high expectations for the season, the Eagles came ready to battle. Winning the coin toss, the Eagles chose to defer the kick off, allowing their defensive prowess to take the field. With star linebacker Jim Carter at the helm, the eagles held Rosemont to only four plays in their first series. The Eagles, full of nerves, struggled with three offensive penalties and a fumble, completing only seven plays in their first offensive series, handing the ball back to Rosemont on their own 28 yard line.

The referees continued to let the flags fly into the following series, throwing three flags on Carter for helmet to helmet tackles, the legitimacy of which are still under debate. Carter, a division one college level player already offered a scholarship from Sac State, had to take his game down a notch. With three 15 yard penalties, Rosemont was able to capitalize and get their first touchdown. Out of the gate, the Eagles went to the air completing a 32 yard pass from Kamani Elam to Kijana Zigler, putting the Eagles on Rosemont’s 30 yard line. Two plays later, Elam ran the ball in himself on a sweeping quarterback keeper.

Rosemont answered by marching down the field to be intercepted in the end zone by Zigler. The teams continued to battle on into the fourth quarter with the Eagles controlling the game well into the late part of the second half. Rosemon, on full tilt, opted for an onside kick which they were able to convert into a touchdown, bringing them within one touchdown of the Eagles. Rosemont, lining up for their second onside kick, was met by a well charged Eagles special teams unit ready to not make the same mistake twice. The Eagles maintained possession from the kick and were able to run the clock down for their first win. Zigler ended with a total of 11 carries totalling 93 yards in close competition with Malik Stewart who carried 12 for 77 yards. Carter ended the game with 12 solo tackles and five assist, totaling 17 tackles and 1 sack.

The Eagles play their first home game this week at the newly renovated Abbott Field against Sac High, a team they met back in 2012 for the division playoffs. JV starts at 5:15 p.m. and Varsity at 7:30 p.m. Get there early to get a good seat and snack.

Visit the El Camino Football website at www.ecfootball.org to find times and dates for the upcoming season.


El Camino Quarterback Seeks a Reciever While Avoiding the Scrimmage
Quarterback Ben Haynes scans his receiver progressions as the Oakmont defense closes in!
Photo by Ben Barber

El Camino High School Football Kicks Off

By Ben Barber
Posted: 8/28/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The El Camino Eagles had their first game of the season Saturday, August 23rd against the Oakmont Vikings, and while the schedule might have had “scrimmage” in parenthesis, the athletes were running at full speed. The first game of the year is always a scrimmage, allowing coaches, athletes, and referees to get back into gear and familiarize themselves with any new rules.

With no official score being kept and a running clock of two 30 minute halves, the Eagles started the game off right with a quarterback sack on the second play. On offense, the Eagles ended the day with three touchdowns and an optimistic look to the season ahead.

Visit the El Camino Football website at www.ecfootball.org to find times and dates for the upcoming season.


River Cats Playoff Tickets!

Posted: 8/21/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - You can’t beat playoff baseball, so plan ahead and purchase your Playoff Strips or single-game tickets for the Cats’ September run towards a fifth Pacific Coast League Championship. A Playoff Strip will guarantee you the best seats to all potential playoff games. If any of the five potential home playoff games are not played, you will receive a full refund for those games.

The playoff game is Friday, September 5th, with additional games on the 6th and 7th if necessary. The Pacific Coast League Championship Game One is Tuesday, September 9th and Game Two is Wednesday, September 10th.

All Playoff Strips and single-game tickets purchased on or before Thursday, August 28th will be mailed out, and those purchased after August 28th will be left in Will Call. Visit rivercats.com for a schedule of remaining games, or call (916) 371-HITS (4487) with any questions.

Be a part of the fun and excitement, and help continue the legacy!

Source: Sacramento River Cats


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